A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

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A Modest Proposal is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift.

Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general.

In English writing, the phrase "a modest proposal" is now conventionally an allusion to this style… (more)


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Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing Corp. (October 13, 2020)

Collection: First Edition

Format: EPUB

File size: 944 KB

Protection: DRM free

Language: English


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